A Police Court has granted bail to former Buyende District Police Commander, ASP Muhammad Kirumira.
Kirumira is being charged with extortion, unlawful exercise of authority, corruption and excessive use of force.
The Court which seats at Naguru at the Police Headquarters granted Kirumira bail after he presented former Kampala Metropolitan Police operations commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Sam Omala as surety.
The Police court chaired by Denis Odongpiny had insisted he would only release Kirumira on bail is he presented a police officer with a rank about his.
Earlier in the day Police had whipped and beaten journalists who had attempted to cover the court proceedings.